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viii  that Roman Catholic Commentators have rendered valuable ser-vice which has been too often neglected by modern Protestants; and that the older British interpreters are the real fathers of much of the material for which modern Germans usually receive the credit. For more than thirty years I have given much attention to Hebrew poetry. For a long time I had to battle for it alone against unreasoning prejudice. I have lived to see a large pro-portion of American scholars adopt essentially the views which I represent. All of the Psalms have been arranged in this Com-mentary in measured lines, and the great majority of them in equal strophes. Their literary character has thereby been greatly improved and their historical propriety become more evident. The translations are based on the English official Versions, but whenever important I have not hesitated to forsake them in order to conform to that original which I have determined by the principles of textual criticism. I have not attempted to give a Version for public or private use, but simply one to set forth the original text as I have determined it. A public Version, in my opinion, should be less pedantic and literal than the Revised Version, and not so slavish in its adherence to the Massoretic text. In this respect the older Versions, especially the Version of the Book of Common Prayer, is to be preferred; for while it is less accurate than the later Versions, it preserves many readings of the Greek and Vulgate Versions which later English Versions unwisely rejected, and it is concerned to give the sense of the original in rhythmical devotional language well suited to the character of a book of prayer and praise. The results which have been reached in Textual Criticism, Higher Criticism, Hebrew Poetry, Historical Criticism, Biblical Theology, and Interpretation of the Psalter have not been stated without long and careful consideration. If I could spend more years in preparation, doubtless I would do much better work. But there is a limit to all things, and I cannot longer withhold my Commentary from the press. Whatever is true and sound in this work will endure, whatever is mistaken and unsound will soon be detetected and will perish. I would not have it otherwise. The Psalms are among the most wonderful products of human PREFACE   C h a p t e r Home  | T O C  | I n d e x

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Volume IFront MatterTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PagePREFACECONTENTSABBREVIATIONSINTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF PSALMSINTRODUCTION.§ 1. The Names of the Book of PsalmsA. THE TEXT OF THE PSALTER.§ 2. The Text of Hebrew Mss.§ 3. The Massora§ 4. Printed Editions§ 5. The Septuagint§ 6. Other Greek Versions§ 7. The Syriac Peshitto§ 8. Version of Jerome§ 9. The Targum§ 10. The Original Text§ 11. Psalms with Double Texts§ 12. Poetry of the Psalter§ 13. Psalms Divided§ 14. Psalms Composite§ 15. Textual Glosses§ 16. Textual Errors§ 17. Editorial GlossesB. HIGHER CRITICISM OF THE PSALTER.§ 18. Ancient Jewish Opinions of the Psalms§ 19. References in the New Testament§ 20. Traditions in the Church§ 21. Opinions of Times of the Reformation§ 22. Modern Critical Theories§ 23. Higher Criticism of the Psalms§ 24. Ancient Songs§ 25. The Miktamim§ 26. The Maskilim§ 27. Psalter of David§ 28. Psalter of the Korahites§ 29. Psalter of Asaph§ 30. Pseudonyms§ 31. The Mizmorim§ 32. Psalter of the Elohist§ 33. Psalter of the Director§ 35. The Hallels§ 34. Musical Directions§ 36. The Pilgrim Psalter§ 37. Orphan Psalms§ 38. The Final Psalter§ 39. Liturgical Assignments§ 40. Doxologies§ 41. Selah§ 42. Numbering of Psalms and Books§ 43. Evolution of the PsalterC. CANONICITY OF THE PSALTER§ 44. Canonical Recognition of the Psalter§ 45. Religious Contents of the Psalter§ 46. Objections to Canonicity AnsweredD. THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PSALTER.§ 47. Of Jesus and His Apostles§ 48. Of the Catholic and Greek Fathers§ 49. Of the Latin Fathers§ 50. Of the Middle Ages§ 51. Of Mediæval Jewish Scholars.§ 52. Of the Period of the Reformation§ 53. Of the Seventeenth Century§ 54. Of the Eighteenth Century§ 55. Of the Nineteenth Century§ 56. English VersionsCOMMENTARY. Pss. I–L.PSALM I.PSALM II.PSALM III.PSALM IV.PSALM V.PSALM VI.PSALM VII.PSALM VIII.PSALMS IX. AND X.PSALM XI.PSALM XII.PSALM XIII.PSALM XIV.PSALM XV.PSALM XVI.PSALM XVII.PSALM XVIII.PSALM XIX.PSALM XX.PSALM XXI.PSALM XXII.PSALM XXIII.PSALM XXIV.PSALM XXV.PSALM XXVI.PSALM XXVII.PSALM XXVIII.PSALM XXIX.PSALM XXX.PSALM XXXI.PSALM XXXII.PSALM XXXIII.PSALM XXXIV.PSALM XXXV.PSALM XXXVI.PSALM XXXVII.PSALM XXXVIII.PSALM XXXIX.PSALM XL.PSALM XLI.PSALMS XLII.–XLIII.PSALM XLIV.PSALM XLV.PSALM XLVI.PSALM XLVII.PSALM XLVIII.PSALM XLIX.PSALM L.ERRORS AND ADDITIONS, VOL. I.Volume IIFront MatterTitle PageCopyright PageCONTENTSCOMMENTARY. Pss. LI–CL.PSALM LI.PSALM LII.PSALM LIII.PSALM LIV.PSALM LV.PSALM LVI.PSALM LVII.PSALMS LVIII.PSALM LIX.PSALM LX.PSALM LXI.PSALM LXII.PSALMS LXIII.PSALM LXIV.PSALM LXV.PSALM LXVI.PSALM LXVII.PSALM LXVIII.PSALM LXIX.PSALM LXX.PSALM LXXI.PSALM LXXII.PSALM LXXIII.PSALM LXXIV.PSALM LXXV.PSALM LXXVI.PSALM LXXVII.PSALM LXXVIII.PSALM LXXIX.PSALM LXXX.PSALM LXXXI.PSALM LXXXII.PSALM LXXXIII.PSALM LXXXIV.PSALM LXXXV.PSALM LXXXVI.PSALM LXXXVII.PSALM LXXXVIII.PSALM LXXXIX.PSALM XC.PSALM XCI.PSALM XCII.PSALM XCIV.PSALM XCV.PSALMS XCIII., XCVI.–C.PSALM CI.PSALM CII.PSALM CIII.PSALM CIV.PSALMS CV.–CVI.PSALM CVII.PSALM CVIII.PSALM CIX.PSALM CX.PSALMS CXI.PSALM CXII.PSALM CXIII.PSALM CXIV.PSALM CXVI.PSALM CXVII.PSALM CXVIII.PSALM CXIX.PSALM CXX.PSALM CXXI.PSALM CXXII.PSALM CXXIII.PSALM CXXIV.PSALM CXXV.PSALM CXXVI.PSALM CXXVII.PSALM CXXVIII.PSALM CXXIX.PSALM CXXX.PSALM CXXXI.PSALM CXXXII.PSALM CXXXIII.PSALM CXXXIV.PSALM CXXXV.PSALM CXXXVI.PSALM CXXXVII.PSALM CXXXVIII.PSALM CXXXIX.PSALM CXL.PSALM CXLI.PSALM CXLII.PSALM CXLIII.PSALM CXLIV.PSALM CXLV.PSALM CXLVI.PSALM CXLVII.PSALM CXLVIII.PSALM CXLIX.PSALM CL.INDEXES.I. HEBREW INDEX.II. INDEX OF PERSONS.III. INDEX OF SUBJECTS.
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